Viewers expect respect, ETV!

If only all surprises were pleasant. As you might have guessed next paragraphs are going to be a rant.
So since 8th July national television (ETV) started to show Smallville’s third season. I missed first three or four times until I accidentally discovered that. I had not seen any advertising before.
They showed it Saturdays at 7:45. Fourth episode was shown at 7:50 and fifth at 7:45 again. But then for some reason the sixth was aired at 7:15. Had I not viewed TV schedule that day I would have missed it. 7th, 8th were shown at 7:45. 9th episode that was supposed to be showed on 2nd September was aired… well I have no clue as it is not in the schedule. However after reading short description from WB’s site, I realised that I have seen it, don’t ask me how. Anyway, 10th was showed on 9th and 11th on 23rd September at 7:50.
But today when I sat in front of TV I discovered that they had aired 12th episode at 2:30. Grr, they don’t repeat episodes either. And next week it is at 2 pm.
Now I could understand if there were few changes in schedule but this is not few! It wouldn’t be so hard to say before or after episode that next is shown at different time. ETV shows quite many great films and I’m really grateful for that but this is not the way to treat viewers.
If one of my favourite shows is shown at different time I want to know. And no I don’t read through TV schedule just for fun each week to see if they’ve made changes. I expect them to respect viewers enough to let us know. But what I’ve learned is that I cant count on that.
Yes Cranberries’, R.E.M.’s and U2’s concerts that they have showed have been really great but it is still unpleasant surprise in the evening that is supposed to be the best of all weekdays.

Another end of the year

Christmas is over by now and that’s sad. I listened to christmas songs yesterday because I just didn’t want to loose the mood. It’s such a great time of the year. As for presents I’m very happy this year. I got many interesting things and these are not to collect dust on the shelf as I don’t like such presents. To name some: 1000 piece puzzle (finished it today, so that makes 6 days to put it together), ceramic colours, two pairs of socks with christmas things on them, cookbook of Christmas food (I’m not frequent cooker but this one really makes me to want to cook, especially since these receipts suit other days aswell not only Christmas, anyone wants to come over to cook?), nice soft bath towel. I also planned to buy myself a digital camera but they had it sold out at the cheapest shop, so I’ll get it at the beginning of new year.
Yesterday I watched Pirates of the Carribean with my friend and I enjoyed it very much. It has an interesting storyline, professional actors, good jokes and music. Also there were some very nice quotes. The one I liked most:

Jack Sparrow: Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid. (looking at Will).

So if you don’t tend to watch movies right after they’re released like me then I suggest you to watch this one.
So far I’ve been enjoying holidays completely. But I’m starting to think about all duties that are waiting. I need to read Arc de Triomphe by Remarque, learn more Oracle at Oracle Academy website and sort some things out about my future education. Also as I discovered I need to organize my contacts and their info since I’ve been thinking quite often lately whether I have forgotten someone’s birthday or not.
I might not be in mood of blogging before I finally get my digital camera so I’ll do it now: Happy New Year everybody!